Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives

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The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (SCHWL) is the national centre of expertise in Scotland in relation to protecting and improving the health of those in work.

Our aims

The principle focus of SCHWL is to work with employers to enable them to understand, protect and improve the health of their employees. This is done through a range of customer-focused solutions and services.

These services are provided through a network of advisers, a website (external site) and a telephone Adviceline to help to enable employers to understand, protect and improve the health of their employees and to better support those with health problems who have re-entered work, to remain in work.

Find out more about the Centre’s vision, aspirations and specific actions through the Strategy and Strategic Business Plan (external site).

Our services

SCHWL´s services (external site) aim to help organisations and their employees to create healthier and more productive workplaces.

Our services include:

  • Adviceline (external site): Free-to-call national Adviceline - 0800 019 2211 - providing information on a range of workplace safety and health topics.
  • Adviser Support and Workplace Visits (external site): Free and confidential workplace visits by Advisers providing practical, face-to-face advice on any issues relating to occupational health, safety and wellbeing.
  • Templates and Resources (external site): Tools to support organisations deal with a range of workplace safety and health issues.
  • Training and Events (external site): Training and awareness sessions covering a range of health topics and are designed to develop employers’ understanding, knowledge and skills.

The Healthy Working Lives Award

This nationally recognised award programme supports employers and employees to develop health promotion and safety themes in the workplace in a practical and logical way that benefits everyone in their organisation.

It provides a structured path to a healthier workplace and the support from our national network of advisers.

Find out more about the Healthy Working Lives Award Programme (external site).

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

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